Continuing rights violations, lack of accountability should impel UN Human Rights Council to investigate rights situation in PH

“The killing of broadcast journalist Percival Mabasa, the continuing lack of accountability for the killings in the drug war and counterinsurgency campaigns, and the unabated red-tagging spree of rights defenders, government critics, and even members of the judiciary by state forces and government officials sound the alarm for the pressing imperative for independent investigation on the human rights situation in the Philippines.”

Thus said rights group Karapatan, as representatives of the Philippine government led by Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla deliver statements during the enhanced interactive dialogue at the 51st regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) today, October 5.

On UN High Commissioner Bachelet’s update on PH at HRC 48

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The report of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the UN Human Rights Council 48th session on the implementation of the resolution on technical cooperation and capacity building noted the continuing and severe human rights violations in the Philippines, amidst and despite the ongoing UN Joint Programme in the country.

Rights groups press for overdue accountability on drug war killings, attacks on rights defenders at UNHRC

As President Rodrigo Duterte prepares for his defense against the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) investigation into the situation in the Philippines, human rights alliance Karapatan together with international partners asserted in oral statements delivered before the 48th session of United Nation Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that an independent international investigation into the country is “overdue” amid the continuing impunity in the killings in the sham drug war as well as the worsening attacks against human rights defenders.

More than 300 rights groups, advocates ring call to #StopTheKillingsPH on the first year since the killing of Zara Alvarez

Photo by Lucky Dela Rosa/Philippine Collegian

Stop the killings in the Philippines! Prosecute Duterte for his crimes against the Filipino people!

Photo by Lucky Dela Rosa/Philippine Collegian


拍摄者Lucky dela Rosa/Philippine Collegian

¡Detengan los asesinatos en Filipinas! ¡Enjuicien a Duterte por sus crímenes contra el pueblo filipino!

Foto por Lucky Dela Rosa/Philippine Collegian

أوقفوا أعمال القتل في الفلبين! يجب محاكمة دوترتي على جرائمه ضد الشعب الفلبيني!

تصوير لاكي ديلا روزا للكوليجيان الفلبيني

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